Editor’s note: Several days after making its announcement, FC Barcelona postponed this match.
With reporting from Victoria Scott
Spanish football club FC Barcelona will play a friendly match in Qatar on Tuesday, May 24 against Saudi Arabian league champions Al-Ahli.
Barca said the squad will leave Spain on Monday, May 23 and “return straight after the game.”
Officials promised however that fans would see them play before the 2016 agreement was finished.
Ticket information is forthcoming.
Sponsorship in question
Barcelona and Qatar Airways have been in prolonged negotiations about whether to renew their sponsorship agreement, though many are doubtful it will happen.
When asked about the deal last week, a Qatar Airways spokesperson told Doha News that there were no updates, and “We will issue a press release when we have a resolution.”
The video will play on Qatar Airways flights until at least July, a spokesperson previously said.